Chemicals and the Economy

Chemicals, the “flea on the tail of the currency/interest rate dog”
25th April 2016 by

Markets are becoming increasingly chaotic, as the world’s major central banks each try to deva...

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Oil market rally under threat as Doha meeting fails to agree
18th April 2016 by

Yesterday’s failure of the Doha oil producers meeting will hopefully reintroduce a note of san...

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US GDP Q1 forecast at just 0.1%; global chemical output slows
11th April 2016 by

“Confusion now hath made his masterpiece”.  This quotation from Shakespeare’s gre...

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Hedge funds exit oil price rally as Saudi plans post-oil economy
6th April 2016 by

“Within 20 years, we will be an economy or state that doesn’t depend mainly on oil“. T...

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Oil market speculators profit as central banks hand out free cash
21st March 2016 by

Oil markets are entering a very dangerous phase.  Already, many US energy companies have gone bankr...

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China’s rising exports: less about growth, more about exporting deflation
18th March 2016 by

China’s move towards self-sufficiency is radically changing global oil and petrochemical marke...

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Prepare for $10-$15/bbl oil as Iran, US return to the market
18th January 2016 by

Oil markets finally entered their “give-up phase” last week.  Amazingly, it is now near...

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Oil hits $30/bbl – and suddenly, analysts forecast lower prices
13th January 2016 by

Yesterday, oil prices reached my long-held $30/bbl forecast level.  And suddenly, it seems, all the...

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Expect $25 – $30/bbl oil and lower chemical prices in 2016
11th January 2016 by

More than $2.3tn was wiped off the value of global stocks last week as China’s slowing economy and...

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Financial markets feel impact of the Great Unwinding
8th January 2016 by

Its not been a great start to the year for those who have trusted in conventional wisdom: Western st...

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